Chapter 2 Printing
Carrying out Overlay Printing
Overlay printing is a printer function which internally combines two pieces of data, i.e., the fixed data created in
advance as a "form file" that is commonly printed on all pages and the data on each page of a document (variable
data such as characters.) The combined data (form and variable data) is printed onto each printed sheet using the
same form but different information from the variable data.
Data using a template containing a lot of images can be printed without transferring large-capacity image data to
the printer multiple times, allowing the data to be printed quickly.
Overlay printing process
Print fixed data (image, template, etc.) to the printer to create a form file.
Fixed data (image, template, etc.)
Print variable data such as characters, then use overlay printing.
form file (*of2)
A form file (*.of2) will be created
in the specified folder.
Fixed data and variable data
are merged internally then printed.